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  • Wildlife Technician 1 - Passerine Bird Surveyor

    Keith Day
    • Employer: Utah Division of Wildlife Resources
      Location: Cedar City, Utah
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 03/01/2022
      Open Until Filled: Yes

    The Utah Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife Resources, has one (1) seasonal passerine bird surveyor position (no benefits) available at Cedar City, Utah. This appointment will last from March 1 to June 30, 2022. Salary $12.13 DOE.  Housing is not provided.


    Examples of Duties

    Successful applicant will conduct surveys for pinyon jay nesting colonies and passerine bird point counts across Mojave Desert, southern Great Basin, and Colorado Plateau regions of southwest Utah.  Duties will include: locating and traveling to predetermined survey sites; recording presence of all bird species encountered, both visually and audibly; determining distance from observer; making basic vegetation/habitat assessments; securing permission for access from landowners; proper and detailed recording and reporting of data.


    Job Requirements and Skills

    Applicants should possess relevant education/experience in wildlife biology or a closely related field.  Experience with bird identification by eye and ear is required.  Experience with western bird species is preferred.  Applicants must be proficient in data collection, data management and data entry techniques.  Must be able to read and interpret all types of maps (including paper) with accuracy and use hand-held GPS equipment.  Proficiency with four-wheel drive vehicles is advantageous.

    Standard protocols are in effect and must be followed.  Equipment needed to accomplish required tasks will be provided. 



    Field duties will require extensive travel by vehicle and on foot in various terrains, elevations and weather conditions – usually alone.  Long and varied hours, beginning before sunrise, should be expected.  Overnight camping will be required in most instances.  Work schedules may result in greater than 40 hours worked per week




    Interested applicants may apply by submitting a seasonal application, resume, and list of references to:


    Keith Day

    Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

    1470 N. Airport Rd.

    Cedar City, UT 84721


    For more information contact Keith Day (keithday@utah.gov; 435-865-6100).

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